Friday, January 1, 2010

The End of a Decade

As we begin a new decade I find myself reminiscing about the last 10 years. In January of 2000 I was living in West Seneca, NY about to start my student teaching in Buffalo while my (future) husband was doing a semester abroad in London. I tried to find a picture from that time, but
I don't have anything that old scanned on this computer.

In 2003 I got married to my best friend and less than 2 years later (although it should've been a bit more) we became parents. I left my career as a school teacher to be a stay at home teacher to one very special little boy.

Way back in 2000 my dream was to teach in an inner city school for a few years while I got my masters and then go on to get a doctorate and do lots of fun educational research. Higher education dreams made room for a bit of real life, but I think my little research project is turning out well so far.

Maybe someday I'll revisit those dreams, but they don't seem as important to me as they once were. Funny how things change, isn't it?


leah said...

It's amazing how much life can change in 10 years. You might not be teaching in a school, but you are teaching a very important little guy, and that is worth more than any fancy title in the world.

Happy New Year!

Anne, Eliza Grace's mom said...

Looks like you've got an awesome student and that Noah has one great teacher!